First sentence: "The bittern is less than the heron, and is neither so voracious nor destructive."
Includes 34 woodcuts
Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections, Bourke Collection: one of 3 titles bound together, in a set of 3 volumes. The above is from Volume II, bound in with A Natural history of British quadrupeds and A Natural history of British birds; with binder's spine title: Quadrups, Birds, 1824. Numerous wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 3/4 leather, marbled paper over boards